Join our large bi-lingual family as we begin a farmhouse renovation project in rural Brittany, France



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  • Description


    We are Polly and Andy. We are part of a blended family with 5! kids but have every other week 'off'! We have just bought a fairly large farmhouse to renovate and want to make it happen without having to take many years to complete. We love to be outside and having fun rather than sitting inside. We do a lot of different sports and love walking, cycling, sea swimming, SUP, surfing, kayaking, and gardening! We are pretty relaxed and like to meet new people,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a bilingual (french / english) family and we live in a beautiful part of france with many exciting historic places to visit. We teach english professionally, and also have a professional house renovation company, so there is a lot to learn, and have fun doing it!

  • Help


    We have just bought a farmhouse in rural Brittany and need to do everything to it including the surrounding garden! You don't need any particular skills, as most things can be easily learned, however previous experience is clearly useful!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Breton: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have a number of recently decorated bedrooms and a shared bathroom in a part of the house which is fully finished, and you will be living along with the family in the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are just 10 minutes from Quimper, and near other historic towns such as Locronan and Concarneau . A 20km off-road mountain bike trail passes by our driveway in Landudal. The footpath at the end of our driveway leads directly to La Stangala Forest Park and Gorges on the river Odet. We spend a lot of time at our holiday home 30 minutes away on the coast near the fishing village of Douarnenez where there are a lot of water sports available, as well as coastal paths, forest walks and cycling. We are also near the Crozon peninsula where i often work, and here there is stunning coastal scenery and many surf and kiting spots. There are trains and buses available locally and we travel to Quimper most days.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we can pretty much park any size vehicle here, it's a farm

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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